Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The Card Concept #205 {Spring Has Sprung}

             Welcome to The Card Concept !

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every month we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

If you would like to join us on Instagram, please follow us at our new IG acct-  @thecardconceptchallenges2  

Also, if you post on social media, please tag @thecardconceptchallenges2 and use the hashtag #tccxxx (xxx=challenge # for ex: this challenge would be #tcc205.

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

So come and join us!  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for our Design Team's inspiration: 

Esther's Inspiration: My Mixed Media card was 
inspired by the birds and flowers.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bluebirds and 
blossoms  for my fairly simple Mixed Media card!

Michele's card is on the way!

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the overall 
photo and colors for my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered Card was
inspired by the sweet pastel colors and the beautiful birds. 

Jenny's Inspiration: I consider my card as 
a Clean and Layered Style, using the colours and 
the picture as my inspiration.

Kerry's Inspiration: The birds, flowers 
and colours all inspired my birdhouse-shaped 
Clean and Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
colors of the photo to create my 
Clean and Layered style card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the theme
 and colors for my Clean and Layered Easter card. 

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, April 8th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Also, please make sure that we are the only inspiration challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!


  1. I'm having trouble uploading my link - I keep getting "Parameter is not valid". My post link is If you could enter it manually I'd be grateful! Thanks Kate

    1. Thanks Kate! I have linked your card (you are #18 :-)) Thanks for playing along with us!!